Waiting to Inhale

Steph: In the Yogic Tradition (and many other lineages) everything is connected to the seasons, even the breath cycle. It is said, IN breath = the arrival of life with Spring. Breath all the way in = the fullness of Summer. OUT breath = breath gently falling away like the leaves of Autumn. Breath all the way out = the stillness of wintertime – the great pause that can sometimes feel like an eternity before the breath comes in again, and with it the nourishment, revival, and hope of Spring and a brand new breath. In tonight’s meditation we will dive deep into our breath cycle, a classic concentration meditation technique, but take it even further into the wintertime of our breath.